New Litigation Counsel Andrew Hass Excited to (Re-)Join the EJC

I am thrilled to be re-joining the EJC as Litigation Counsel. In this role, I will be representing low-income workers before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, primarily in cases of unpaid wages. In many cases I will be working alongside private attorneys with decades of experience in employment law, and will have the…

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Together, we made 2013 a great year for workers in metro DC

A message from Barbra Kavanaugh, Executive Director of the DC Employment Justice Center… The year 2013 was a great one for the EJC. I am so proud of the EJC staff and volunteers as well as the community allies, donors, and workers who have all contributed their support and hard work to fight for workplace…

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Enforcement at EJC

On May 29, 2013, Victor Hernandez received a judgment of $47,736 in unpaid wages, fees and damages against his former employer, Mexican Fruits, LLC.  Most people would expect that to be the end of the story, but fortunately for Victor, the EJC is helping to make sure there is a happy ending to this one. Many people do not…

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Paid Sick Days for All Campaign Organizer

Paid Sick Days for All Campaign Organizer Paid Sick Days for All is a local DC coalition campaigning to pass legislation to strengthen DC’s paid sick days law to ensure that all DC workers can earn paid sick days, including tipped restaurant workers and recently hired workers who are not protected by DC’s current law….

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EJC is hiring a Lead Litigation Attorney/Community Lawyer

EJC seeks to hire a full-time Lead Litigation Attorney/Community Lawyer as a critical component of our economic and racial justice mission and our efforts to be client centered. The Employment Justice Center (EJC) protects and promotes the legal rights of low-wage workers in the D.C. metro area. To ensure that all workers receive fair treatment…

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The Other Side of the Door

Safety-net programs originally developed to meet the economic crisis of 2008, are now giving way to workforce development strategies. If we believe that the object of workforce development is to lift individuals and communities out of poverty, then our current strategies are insufficient.  It is not enough to get people employment, we need to ensure…

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Meet the EJC Summer Law Clerks of 2013

Geoffrey Leonard (left) Geoffrey Leonard is pursuing a law degree as well as a Masters in Public Policy at Georgetown University Law Center and will graduate in 2016. His interests in law include labor law, economic justice, and immigration law. Geoffrey hopes to have a career where he can consistently work toward an inclusive and…

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EJC’s Amazing June Wins for Workers

June was the biggest month yet for EJC victories. Here’s a glimpse at all we’ve accomplished with your help this month. DC Council Acts to Prevent Wage Theft Last Wednesday, DC workers scored some major victories when the DC Council passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act as part of this year’s District budget. For years,…

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